[ong-kol-uh-jee] /ɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi/
the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
the study of cancer.
the branch of medicine concerned with the study, classification, and treatment of tumours
1857, coined in English from onco- “tumor” + -logy “science or study of.” Related: Oncologist; oncological.
oncology on·col·o·gy (ŏn-kŏl’ə-jē, ŏng-)
The branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
on’co·log’i·cal (-kə-lŏj’ĭ-kəl) or on’co·log’ic (-lŏj’ĭk) adj.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
oncology [(ong-kol-uh-jee, on-kol-uh-jee)]
The branch of medicine devoted to the study, treatment, and cure of cancer.
oncolysis on·col·y·sis (ŏn-kŏl’ĭ-sĭs, ŏng-) n. on’co·lyt’ic (ŏng’kə-lĭt’ĭk) adj.
[on-kuhm-ing, awn-] /ˈɒnˌkʌm ɪŋ, ˈɔn-/ adjective 1. approaching; nearing: the oncoming train; the oncoming holiday season. 2. emerging: the oncoming generation of leaders. noun 3. approach; onset: the oncoming of winter. /ˈɒnˌkʌmɪŋ/ adjective 1. coming nearer in space or time; approaching noun 2. the approach or onset: the oncoming of winter adj. 1844, from on […]
- Oncoplastic carcinoma
oncoplastic carcinoma on·co·plas·tic carcinoma (ŏng’kō-plās’tĭk) n. An undifferentiated carcinoma showing no microscopic evidence of origin from a specific epithelial tissue.
[ong-kawr-nuh-vahy-ruh s, -kawr-nuh-vahy-] /ɒŋˈkɔr nəˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌkɔr nəˈvaɪ-/ noun, plural oncornaviruses. Pathology. 1. any of various RNA viruses that cause tumors in humans and other animals. oncornavirus on·cor·na·vi·rus (ŏng-kôr’nə-vī’rəs) n. A virus of the subfamily Oncovirinae; an RNA tumor virus. Also called oncovirus.